Getting active outdoors is an invigorating way to get your blood pumping. Whether it’s a hike, a run or even a walk, exercising outdoors combines the benefits of physical activity with the goodness of fresh air, natural light and nature! Many of us know the natural mood boost that exercise can bring. This feeling of wellbeing is the effect of endorphins, the feel-good chemicals that are produced in your brain during exercise.
Having problems with our glutes doesn’t only affect that area of our body. It is common for those with gluteus issues to experience back pain and tight hamstrings as these muscles have to pick up the slack and work harder to accommodate for the lack of work being done by the gluteal muscles. Poor glute management can also lead to muscular imbalance, which result in pelvic tilts, thus leading to extra pressure on the surrounding joints.
We spend so much time operating on autopilot, unconscious of what’s going on around us. It’s even worse at your workplace, where being mindless can result in rising stress levels and even poor productivity.
For muscle and joint injuries, compressing, elevating and applying something cool to an inflamed area will help relieve some symptoms of inflammation, but won’t eliminate the underlying cause of the inflammation. For this it’s best to see your local Medwest Physiotherapist, who can diagnose and help treat the main cause of your inflammation.